Friday, November 24, 2017

:: and the winner is....

Congratulations to... cpentzer!! You have won the eBook of 'All in a Row Again'!!!

Thank you to everyone who played along with our giveaway... it was such a blessing to read all the things you are grateful for. (I wanted for each of you to win!!!)

Don't forget to visit the other designers in the blog hop (listed in the previous post) - & the 'All in a Row' Facebook page ( ) where they are also hosting several giveaways plus three grand prizes from Martingale & Moda!

Thanks so much to Martingale & Moda for asking me to be a part of this fun & wonderful book!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

:: All in a Row blog-hop!!

Once again, I have the privilege of being a part of the second of the 'All in a Row'  books that the Martingale publishers & Moda have partnered to create. And once again... it's a wonderful book filled with rows & rows of ideas & inspiration for quilts, table-runners, & projects of all kinds. And, while the 'Moda All Stars: All in a Row Again' is wonderful all on it's own... if you add it to the first 'All in a Row' book, you'll have a treasure-trove of ideas for almost countless projects for so many occasions - or for the 'just because' fun of it all!

My Row is called 'Treetop Neighborhood' as we have a lot of birdie families that make their homes in the oak trees & a Texas Ebony tree in our front & back yards. I thought how fun it would be if they had a little neighborhood of their own, & although for now they seem to be happy with their nests in the trees... this are my dream houses for them.

One of the things I love most about being a part of the 'Moda All Star: All in a Row' books is that each book supports a charity & the 'Moda All-Stars: All in a Row Again' book is supporting Give Kids the World Village. Give Kids the World Village helps children with life-threatening illnesses enjoy weeklong, cost free vacations with their families.

The Moda All Stars: All in a Row Again blog hop started Monday, November 13 - & below you'll find the full blog-hop schedule so, just in case you missed some folks..., you can visit them now! Be sure to visit all the designers' blog because there are fun ideas, inspiration, & prizes!!!

If you would like to win a free eBook copy of 'The Moda All Stars: All in a Row Again', I will be drawing a name on November 24. And, as we are celebrating Thanksgiving here in the US, all you will need to do is to leave a comment on this post mentioning what you are grateful for.

You'll also want to be sure to visit the All in a Row Facebook page (, where they will be hosting several giveaways during the blog-hop (assorted giveaways plus three grand prizes from Martingale and Moda are up for grabs!)

So... grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea & have some visiting all the other blogs & the All in a  Row Facebook page!... & don't forget to leave a comment here to be in the drawing win the e-book!

November 13

November 14

November 15
Laurie Simpson:

November 16

November 17

November 18

November 19

November 20
Brenda Riddle: 
Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson: 

November 22
Sherri McConnell:

November 24
Lissa Alexander:
Lisa Bongean:

Saturday, November 4, 2017

:: Sometimes…

 ...a quilt just grabs ahold of your heart & decides to live there...

This is one of those quilts!!

I didn't go to Quilt Market this past week, (God has an amazing way of knowing way ahead of me - when I will need to be home… & this was one of them.) - but, I was watching as often as I could on Instagram to see what was new. I first saw Moda's new 'Color Cuts' pre-cuts... I liked them right away.  But then... when I saw the'Color Cuts Quilt' they have designed - using the Color Cuts... I was smitten! (literally... I gasped when I first saw it!)

… & the best part?… Moda is kitting the quilt design!

So... because I want to share this beautiful quilt kit with you... I wanted to let you know that you can pre-order the quilt kit on my website! 

Because the kit will be shipping in April 2018 - you will only need to register for the kit now... & the rest of the balance will be billed when the kits are ready to ship. This way you will reserve your kit & know that we will have one just for you! Also... when you pre-order a kit - you get it at a discounted price!

The quilt is approx. 70” x 78” - a perfect snuggle quilt size! But… I’m also thinking of carrying more of the Color Cuts (link to Modas page) - which will come in layer cake 10” x 10” squares, fat quarters (18” x 21”), and ‘dessert’ rolls (5” x 42”). I’m thinking that there may be some who might want to make the quilt bigger (for a bed size… queen?) & with extra fabrics - either layer cakes, fat quarters, or dessert rolls…. you could do that. So, if you are interested in the Color Cuts as well… shoot me an email of what you would want & I’l be happy to special order it for you.

Also, I’m thinking of playing around with making the quilt bigger with a couple of borders mostly made of a background fabric with a little set in pieced border… Again - if you think you might be interested in that option - email me & let me know.

For more info about the pre-order  registration for the quilt kit - click here to go to the pre-order page.

Any other questions - just let me know! (

Here’s to lots of pretty quilts in the coming year!